K-12 Open Education Resources (OER): Social Studies Resources
Open Educational Resources refers to any educational resources that typically are free when accessed online; low cost when secured in print; licensed by the author or creator, and have less restrictive rights than a copyright (where one sees the statement all rights reserved). An Open Educational Resources license typically, though not always, includes the right of any user to copy from a digital source and print the text and the right to adapt the text as desired for use in a course, as long as its authorship is attributed and it is used noncommercially.
Classroom Law Project
The Classroom Law Project features vital, engaging civics and law-related education programs, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to being an active citizen in our democracy.
Free, core academic website that delivers rich, multimedia content, such as videos, animations and simulations on general education subjects to middle school and high school teachers and college professors and their students free of charge.
Teaching American History
The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop web-based lesson plans for U.S. history and American government teachers.
Teaching Channel's QFT series
Teaching Channel is diving deep into the Question Formulation Technique with a seven-part series featuring voices of teachers who use the QFT. They range from elementary school through community college and address thought-provoking topics: equity in education, "rebranding" the library as a lively, student-centered space, creating a classroom culture that celebrates "not knowing," and more.
Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.
World History Matters
A portal to world history websites including Women in World History, World History Sources and more.